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Chicken Tagine

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  Ground ginger 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Freshly ground black pepper 1 Teaspoon
  Ground cinnamon 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground turmeric 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Paprika 2 Teaspoon
  Cayenne pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Boneless skinless chicken thighs 8 , cut into pieces
  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  Onions 2 , grated
  Dried apricots 50 Gram, soaked in a little water
  Flaked almonds 25 Gram
  Sultanas/Raisins 25 Gram
  Runny honey 1 Teaspoon
  Saffron strands 1⁄2 Teaspoon, soaked in little cold water
  Tomato juice 300 Milliliter
  Chicken stock 300 Milliliter
  Canned chopped tomatoes 400 Gram
  Chopped coriander leaves 2 Tablespoon
  Garlic 6 Clove (30 gm), crushed to a paste

Mix all the spices together.
Coat the chicken with half the spice mixture and leave overnight preferably, or for at least 2 hours.
In a heavy saucepan, heat the oil and brown the chicken over a high heat.
Remove from the pan and set aside.
Add the remaining spice mixture, the crushed garlic and grated onions to the pan.
Allow the onions to soften without browning.
Add the apricots and their soaking water, the almonds, raisins or sultanas, honey, saffron and its liquid, tomato juice, chicken stock and tomatoes.
Bring to the boil, reduce the heat to medium heat and cook until the sauce has thickened considerably, this should take about 20 minutes.
Add the chicken and cook for a further 20 minutes.
Fold in the chopped coriander and serve immediately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Side Dish
Preparation Time: 
150 Minutes
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes
Ready In: 
195 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 541 Calories from Fat 188

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 21 g32.7%

Saturated Fat 4.2 g21.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 223.4 mg74.5%

Sodium 420.7 mg17.5%

Total Carbohydrates 43 g14.2%

Dietary Fiber 7.8 g31.2%

Sugars 19 g

Protein 53 g105.4%

Vitamin A 71.8% Vitamin C 68.3%

Calcium 12.6% Iron 37.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Chicken Tagine Recipe